Stillman names Derrick Yates director of bands

DERRICK K. YATES Professor Derrick K. Yates has been selected to serve as Director of Bands at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He previously served as Interim Director of Bands at Alabama A&M University, where he conducted a 250-member award-winning Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and Pep Band for twelve years.



Obama’s Morehouse visit shines spotlight on HBCUs

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Christina Cassidy and Justin Pope ATLANTA (AP) — When President Barack Obama addressed graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he also spoke to the broader community of historically Black colleges and universities — a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than most during the last few years of economic distress.